Methadone HCL Tablet, Soluble. ... This medication is used to treat addiction to opioids (such as heroin) as part of an approved treatment program. Methadone belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid (narcotic) analgesics.



Thursday, December 19, 2019

Why Opioids For Narcotic Analgesics

Why opioids for narcotic analgesics
Medical Times The pharmaceutical industry is noisier than ever, with the first case of a US court adjudicating a drug maker's responsibility for the abuse of opioids for narcotic analgesics.

The problem of indiscriminate use and addiction to opioid analgesics, such as fentanyl and morphine, has become a social problem due to the sudden death of overdose.

In this situation, the first decision of the Oklahoma District Court on Tuesday, 26, added a new interpretation to the matter. The role of pharmaceutical companies in the opioid abuse crisis is also pointed out as a problem.

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It is important to note that the drug companies that have been selling narcotic analgesics to the extent that the claims amounted to nearly $ 700 billion received by Johnson & Johnson have concluded that there is a certain amount of poisoning damage. In other words, it was pointed out that pharmaceutical companies helped to perceive the dangers of opioid addiction by taking excessive marketing activities so that they would not be serious.

If so, the opioid misuse problem has spread to the crisis. What is the real situation at home and abroad? Although there are no accurate statistics in Korea, deaths continue every year due to overdose of these painkillers, which are widely used in surgical patients and cancer patients.

According to the annual report of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which reported annually, more than 7 million people died of abuse of opioid analgesics for 20 years until 2017.

In fact, a report that analyzed the number of deaths from overdose of narcotic analgesics in 2017 also reveals this risk. In particular, fentanyl, an opiate-based anesthetic painkiller, had more than doubled its abuse in one year from 2013 to 2014. In addition, the number of deaths from overdose of painkillers in 2010-2014 increased by 23%, indicating a problem.

Above all, drug analgesics such as oxycodone, methadone, morphine, hydrocodone, and fentanyl are painkillers with a lot of toxic deaths, and the number of deaths due to overdose increases every year.

"In 2010, 67% of those who abused the painkiller died, but it increased to 78% in 2014." More than two-thirds of abuse cases are opioid or opioid analgesics, which are more multi-drug than certain drug groups. "In about half of the patients, death has come a long way."

and also. In this case, it is expected that braking will be applied in all areas of drug companies' indiscriminate drug production, distribution, and marketing. This is because there are still more than 2000 lawsuits related to opioids. Johnson & Johnson's countermeasures also need to be noted.

There is a precedent of the 'Tylenol poisoning incident' which is considered as a representative case of successful crisis management of companies. In 1982, Tylenol, manufactured and produced by Johnson & Johnson, sneaked into the poisonous cyanide and killed eight patients. It was a social issue and had to deal with the crisis, but as a pharmaceutical company, the atmosphere was reversed with honest responses and responsible responses.

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In Korea, there is still little awareness of the misuse of narcotic drugs. Only a brief issue was the inclusion of 15 drugs, including codeine, i-also done, and morphine, in addition to psychotropic drugs entered into the drug property ledger filed by the Blue House at the time of the non-ceiling national government affair.

It is time to revisit the use of opioid analgesics for narcotic analgesics in Korea, and pay attention to the preparation of measures.

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